Summer in the Library

Summer in the Library

‘Talking Revolution’ – Book Launch, May 5th 7 – 9pm

This event, organised by Liverpool University Press and the English School of the University, marks the publication of two important volumes on the poetry and life of Edward Rushton, the Liverpool pamphleteer, philanthropist, anti slavery campaigner and poet.  Among the speakers will be Professor Paul Baines of Liverpool and Dr Franca Dellarosa of Bari University.  Refreshments available.  Donations encouraged.

Light night, May 15th 7pm-10pm

Like dozens of other venues throughout Merseyside we will once more be taking part in this nocturnal arts and performance event.  We are offering guided tours of the Library at half hourly intervals and are charging the public £5 each.  Please come along to help to manage the evening, enjoy the company and see the Library treasures. Refreshments available.  If you would like to help in the evening’s proceedings please contact David Brazendale.

18th Century Worlds – Athenaeum Joint Workshop 4th – 6th June

This annual event brings the Athenaeum to the attention of academics from all over Europe.  The theme this year is the social, economic and political consequences of the development of tea, coffee and chocolate drinking in the 18th cent.  The keynote speaker is Professor Markman Ellis.  All Proprietors and Friends of the Library are welcome to the inaugural session and to join the workshop. Please note there is no charge for attending the lecture.

Antiques Evening, June 11th 7pm

Jeremy Lamond who frequently appears on television antiques programmes has offered his service for an evening where he will appraise and evaluate your antiques, curios and collectables.  We are having a two course supper with a Spanish theme (wine included) at a cost of £28.50.  Bring along your items and see what he can tell you about them.

In September date and time to be confirmed

The Records Society of Lancashire and Cheshire are celebrating the publication of the 150th volume on the history of the two counties.  The Athenaeum is a member of the Society and Proprietors will be welcome.